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Workshops Virtual
Fri, Dec 4 | 5:30pm

Walt Disney found artist Mary Blair’s colorful paintings exciting and unique, and knew there was no one better suited to the job of designing his innovative “it’s a small world” attraction for the 1964/65 New York World’s Fair. While Blair was an artist by trade, designing a ride like “small world”

Coming Soon
Healing In Color showcases artworks created by children receiving cancer treatment at two Bay Area hospitals. Walt Disney once said that “fantasy and reality often overlap.” The young artists whose works will be on display as part of this exhibition have been encouraged to explore this intersection
Members-Only Preview Day: Thursday, December 3, 2020
Opens to the public Friday, December 4, 2020
Immerse yourself in the compelling and multifaceted story of The Walt Disney Studios’ extensive contribution to the Allies’ World War II effort through an array of original artwork, film clips, photos, literature, and more.
Special Events
Mon, Nov 30–Sat, Dec 5 | All events are free

Join us for a virtual celebration of Walt Disney’s birthday, honoring the many innovations Walt and his company have contributed to the entertainment and animation industry, and the diverse artists that continue his legacy of innovation today. The Walt Disney Family Museum will be offering a week

Talks Virtual
Wed, Dec 16 | 5:30pm PT

Join Academy Award®-winning director, Disney Legend, and animator Glen Keane for a presentation behind his feature directorial debut, Netflix Animation’s Over the Moon (2020). As a special treat, watch as Keane draws one of his favorite characters from the film live.

Field Trips Virtual
Mon, Wed, Thu, & Fri
Benefitting from embedded digital media content, this walk-through the museum brings Walt’s inspirational message to life. Classes learn about his early failures, the art of animation, storytelling principles, and the technological innovations that made classics like Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Opening Thursday, November 12, 2020
In honor of Veterans Day, The Walt Disney Family Museum is pleased to debut its fifth Community Access Exhibition, Veterans’ Voices: Painted Realities, featuring original artworks by U.S. military veterans. The exhibition will serve as a platform for the American veteran’s voice to be heard through
Talks Virtual
Fri, Dec 18 | 5:30pm PT

Join director, effects animator, screenwriter, and story artist Mark Dindal for behind-the-scenes stories from his work on Disney’s  Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983), The Black Cauldron (1985), The Little Mermaid (1989), The Rockeeter (1991), The Emperor’s New Groove (2000), and Chicken Little (2005)

Talks Virtual
Wed, Dec 9 | 5:30pm PT

Join director, producer, and talent agent Richard Kraft for behind-the-scenes stories from his work at Kraft-Engel Management, including Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert (2015), Disney’s The Little Mermaid in Concert (2016) and Beauty and the Beast in Concert (2018), Alan